Click on each of the speakers to learn more about them.

Please note that the speaker schedule is not yet finalized.

Barb Beideman

Barb Beideman

Bio:
Coming Soon
Sessions:
  • Getting Started & Homeschool Basics in PA (Friday Jun 1, 3:30 pm-4:15 pm)
  • Homeschooling a Dyslexic Child (Saturday Jun 2, 12:30 pm-1:15 pm)
Debra Bell

Debra Bell

Bio:

Debra Bell, a former high school and college English teacher, together with her husband Kermit home educated their four kids K-12. After homeschooling, she completed a Ph.D. in educational psychology at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. This "retired" homeschool mom of 4 is author of the Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling and the Ultimate Homeschool Planner series, founder of co-ops, curriculum writer for Apologia Educational Ministries, and local and international speaker (serving as vice-chair of the Global Home Education Council). Today she is executive director and lead teacher for Aim Academy, which provides online college prep and AP® courses for 7th-12th graders both stateside and abroad. More information about her online classes, books, forthcoming curriculum and speaking schedule can be found at DebraBell.com.

Sessions:
  • Developing Creative and Critical Thinking Skills (Friday Jun 1, 11:30 am-12:15 pm)
  • Writers-in-Residence: Inspire Your Kids to Write Their Hearts Out (Friday Jun 1, 1:30 pm-2:15 pm)
  • Academic Writing: What is it? Why Does it Matter? How do I Teach it? (Saturday Jun 2, 10:30 am-11:15 am)
  • Raising an Independent Learner (Saturday Jun 2, 1:30 pm-2:15 pm)
Chuck Black

Chuck Black

Bio:

Chuck Black is a former F-16 fighter pilot and the author of sixteen books which comprise The Kingdom Series, The Knights of Arrethtrae series, the Wars of the Realm trilogy, and Call to Arms, the Guts and Glory of Courageous Fatherhood. Chuck is first a believer in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and in the Holy-Spirit-inspired, infallible Word of God. He is second a husband to his wife, Andrea, and third, a homeschool father of 24 years to six children ranging in age from 30 to 20. For further information visit perfect-praise.com.

Sessions:

Coming Soon

S.M. Davis

S.M. Davis

Bio:

Dr. S. M. Davis has been married to Rae Jean since 1969. They are the parents of 4 daughters who with their husbands and 14 grandchildren are all actively serving the Lord. He is the founder and director of Solve Family Problems, a DVD ministry that gives Biblical solutions to critical family problems, as well as help to foresee and avoid problems. After serving for 36 years as the Pastor of Park Meadows Baptist Church in Lincoln, Illinois, Dr. Davis became a full time conference speaker in 2012. Gather more great resources for your family at solvefamilyproblems.org.

Sessions:
  • The High Cost of Anger (Friday Jun 1, 10:30 am-11:15 am)
  • What to Expect from a 12 Year Old (Friday Jun 1, 12:30 pm-1:15 pm)
  • The Power of Secrets (Friday Jun 1, 2:30 pm-3:15 pm)
  • How Right Priorities Can Prevent or Solve Family Problems (Saturday Jun 2, 9:30 am-10:15 am)
  • The Life Transforming Power of Kindness (Saturday Jun 2, 11:30 am-12:15 pm)
  • When to Let Go of Young Adult Prodigals (Saturday Jun 2, 2:30 pm-3:15 pm)
Forrest Davis

Forrest Davis

Bio:

Forrest, a homeschool graduate and entrepreneur, is a performer, speaker, and "evangetainer". He travels extensively to share the gospel in a compelling and memorable way using juggling, illusions, and other circus skills. For more information visit forrestwdavis.com.

Sessions:
  • "Peter" Homeschool Grad Steps out in Faith Ministry/Business (Friday Jun 1, 1:30 pm-2:15 pm)
  • "Up in the Air" Interactive Juggling Session with Homeschool Entrepreneur (Saturday Jun 2, 3:30 pm-4:15 pm)
Kristen Eckenwiler

Kristen Eckenwiler

Bio:

Kristen Eckenwiler graduated with honors from the University of Central Florida, where she earned a Masters degree in Reading.  She has taught first, second, and fourth-graders in the public schools, as well as a variety of courses in Elementary Education at the collegiate level.  Additionally, she has taught writing and literature classes for the homeschool community.  For the last 13 years she has stayed home to homeschool her two sons, while also staying very busy testing, tutoring, and providing a variety of products and services through her educational business, The Struggling Reader.  Kristen has been speaking at conferences all over the United States for over a decade. She brings both a wealth of knowledge and a visible passion to all of her workshops. You can find more information at thestrugglingreader.net.

Sessions:
  • How to Teach Reading: It May Not Be as Easy as You Think (Friday Jun 1, 10:30 am-11:15 am)
  • The Powerful Gift of Multi-sensory Teaching (Friday Jun 1, 12:30 pm-1:15 pm)
  • Teach the Way You Were Taught? No! (Friday Jun 1, 2:30 pm-3:15 pm)
  • Homeschool Truths that I Keep Re-Learning (Saturday Jun 2, 9:30 am-10:15 am)
  • Does My Child Have a Learning Disability? (Saturday Jun 2, 11:30 am-12:15 pm)
  • Strategies to Teach a Struggling Reader (Saturday Jun 2, 3:30 pm-4:15 pm)
Cheri Frame

Cheri Frame

Bio:

Cheri started Credits Before College while homeschooling her children K-12. Her focus is to equip parents and encourage students to graduate from college debt free and launch into a career they love. She is a dynamic speaker, author, and Certified Career Direct® Consultant. Cheri specializes in high school and career advising, helping students maximize their affordable college credit options. She provides one-on-one consulting and shares a wealth of information on her website CreditsBeforeCollege.com.

Sessions:
  • Get a Jump Start on College (Friday Jun 1, 10:30 am-11:15 am)
  • Roadmap: Mile Markers that Count (Friday Jun 1, 12:30 pm-1:15 pm)
  • You Can Homeschool Through High School (Friday Jun 1, 3:30 pm-4:15 pm)
  • Living By Design (Career Exploration) (Saturday Jun 2, 9:30 am-10:15 am)
  • Skills Beyond the Book (Saturday Jun 2, 11:30 am-12:15 pm)
  • Transcripts and Record Keeping-Making it Simple (Saturday Jun 2, 2:30 pm-3:15 pm)
Luke & Trisha Gilkerson

Luke & Trisha Gilkerson

Bio:

Luke and Trisha have authored dozens of books for Christian parents and homeschooling families. Their best-selling book, “The Talk: 7 Lessons to Introduce Your Child to Biblical Sexuality” has been used by thousands of Christian parents around the world. Luke has a Masters in Religion from Reformed Theological Seminary and Trisha has a Masters in Counseling from Michigan State University. For more information visit intoxicatedonlife.com.

Sessions:
  • "The Talk" from Toddlers to Teenagers (Friday Jun 1, 9:30 am-10:15 am)
  • 3 No-Fail Strategies for the Screen Time Struggle (Friday Jun 1, 11:30 am-12:15 pm)
  • 7 Sex Ed. Mistakes You Might Be Making (Friday Jun 1, 2:30 pm-3:15 pm)
  • Teaching Your Kids to Memorize Scripture in 5 Minutes a Day (Saturday Jun 2, 8:30 am-9:15 am)
  • Losing It: A Christian Parent's Guide to Overcoming Anger (Saturday Jun 2, 12:30 pm-1:15 pm)
  • Tough Talks: Tackling Difficult Sex Ed. Topics with Teens (Saturday Jun 2, 2:30 pm-3:15 pm)
Brandy Gleason

Brandy Gleason

Bio:

Together with her husband, Brandy has been homeschooling their 8 children for 20 years. She came to know Christ when she was 19 years old and thanks God for His sanctifying grace since that time. Having experienced significant life challenges she "is learning to pray like Saint Augustine's mother" and depends on Christ daily for strength. Brandy is passionate about reaching moms where they are and spurring them on toward a deeper, closer relationship with Christ. She serves alongside her once-unsaved husband who is now the pastor of their Bible church. You can receive encouragement and connect with Brandy at remarkablewomanhood.com.

 

Sessions:
  • Help, I Don't Know What I'm Doing! (Friday Jun 1, 11:30 am-12:15 pm)
  • Give Them the Gospel (Friday Jun 1, 1:30 pm-2:15 pm)
  • A Woman of Remarkable Endurance (Friday Jun 1, 3:30 pm-4:15 pm)
  • Maintaining Chaos in Daily Life (Saturday Jun 2, 8:30 am-9:15 am)
  • Rebellion in the House (Saturday Jun 2, 10:30 am-11:15 am)
  • Oh Lord, Increase my Faith (Saturday Jun 2, 1:30 pm-2:15 pm)
Kathryn Gomes

Kathryn Gomes

Bio:

Kathryn (Bell) Gomes, the third child of Kermit and Debra Bell, was home schooled K-12. A Commended National Merit Scholar and AP Scholar with Distinction, she earned a full tuition scholarship to the University of Pittsburgh where she double majored in French and mathematics with a minor in Arabic. She then continued her studies at the University of Pennsylvania where she earned a Master’s in Education. A Teach for America alumna, Kathryn spent 7 years teaching mathematics in urban Philadelphia schools. Now a stay-at-home mom, she teaches math online through Debra Bell’s Aim Academy and home schools their 3 year old. Kathryn and her husband Jason live in an ethnically diverse neighborhood on the outskirts of Philadelphia. For more information visit kathryngomes.com.

Sessions:
  • 5 Key Components of Elementary Math at Home (Friday Jun 1, 2:30 pm-3:15 pm)
  • 6 Secrets of a Successful College-Prep Math Program (Saturday Jun 2, 8:30 am-9:15 am)
Linda Hobar

Linda Hobar

Bio:

Linda Lacour Hobar, author of The Mystery of History, is a passionate follower of Christ, a genuine people-person, and a fan of comfortable high-heels. Through homeschooling and missionary service, she discovered a deep love for world history and a clear call to write. In its 16th year of worldwide circulation, The Mystery of History has been well received by all ages for its warmth and readability. A native-born Texan, Linda holds a Bachelor’s degree from Baylor University, where she first fell in love with world history. She resides in Tennessee where she continues to obsess over matters big and small. For more information visit themysteryofhistory.com

Sessions:
  • When Bible History & World History Meet Face to Face (Friday Jun 1, 9:30 am-10:15 am)
  • Six Artists of the Renaissance Everyone Ought to Know (Friday Jun 1, 11:30 am-12:15 pm)
  • To Grade or Not to Grade? (Friday Jun 1, 1:30 pm-2:15 pm)
  • What Teens and Tweens Should Know about World War I (Saturday Jun 2, 9:30 am-10:15 am)
  • Modern History That Shook the World (Saturday Jun 2, 11:30 am-12:15 pm)
  • The Good, the Bad, the Ugly: A Real Homeschool Family (Saturday Jun 2, 2:30 pm-3:15 pm)
Imran & Tami Razvi

Imran & Tami Razvi

Bio:

Imran and Tami Razvi, authors, speakers, and parent coaches, are the homeschooling parents of 13 children (8 adopted and 5 birth). Since their first adoption of a sibling group of five, the Razvi family has seen miracles happen. They’ve seen the effects of past trauma on children be so profound as to make it impossible for them to function well physically, emotionally, or mentally. They’ve seen God’s love conquer their hearts and their pain. They have seen children with labels rise above those labels and accomplish what was said to be impossible. They share with others that there is hope. Now, through the ministry Conquered By Love, Imran and Tami teach the secrets of family unity, strong family relationships, and overcoming “impossible” situations." You can find more information at conqueredbylove.org.

Sessions:
  • Conquering Sibling Rivalry (Friday Jun 1, 10:30 am-11:15 am)
  • How and Why We Plan our Week (Friday Jun 1, 12:30 pm-1:15 pm)
  • Overcoming Learning Disabilities (Friday Jun 1, 3:30 pm-4:15 pm)
  • Practicing Behavior: Training Your Child on the Field During the Game? (Saturday Jun 2, 8:30 am-9:15 am)
  • Focus on Honor: A Dad's Role in Homeschooling (Saturday Jun 2, 10:30 am-11:15 am)
  • Is Your Homeschool Marriage Hitting "Bad Cell Areas"? (Saturday Jun 2, 1:30 pm-2:15 pm)
  • Finding God's Vision for Your Family: In One Accord with God and Each Other (Saturday Jun 2, 3:30 pm-4:15 pm)
Steve & Megan Scheibner

Steve & Megan Scheibner

Bio:
Married for 30 years and homeschooling 8 children over 3/4's of that time, Steve and Megan Scheibner use their experience to disciple others. Together they have founded Charcterhealth Corporation, co-authored a book Parenting Matters: The Nine Practices of the Proactive Parent, and traveled to share Steve's story "In My Seat: A Pilot’s Story from September 10th -11th" (with Megan's book of the same title). It is their joy to help equip parents who want to train a new generation of Courageous, Christ-like, and Characterhealthy leaders. More information can be found at characterhealth.com.
Sessions:
  • Walking by Faith While Living on Borrowed Time (Friday Jun 1, None of the above-9:15 am)
  • The A-Z of a Character Healthy Homeschool (Friday Jun 1, 11:30 am-12:15 pm)
  • 2ML-Second Mile Leadership for Homeschool Fathers (Friday Jun 1, 1:30 pm-2:15 pm)
  • Battling with Behavior? (Friday Jun 1, 2:30 pm-3:15 pm)
  • Training Young Men to be Gentlemen in a Feminist Culture (Saturday Jun 2, 8:30 am-9:15 am)
  • Hand-in-Hand: Marriage and Discipleship Parenting (Saturday Jun 2, 10:30 am-11:15 am)
Bob & Debby Sjogren

Bob & Debby Sjogren

Bio:

Bob Sjogren is an international speaker who has authored multiple books focusing on living for God's glory, and Debby Sjogren also speaks all over the nation to mothers and families. After Bob and Debby's four homeschooled children went off to college, they have teamed up together to create homeschool Bible curricula to help families not miss the "big picture" of raising children who glorify the Lord. Best known for Cat and Dog Theology, their material is for grades K - 12 and already has a strong track-record of completely changing the spiritual DNA of entire families! For more information visit unveilinglory.com/homeschool.

Sessions:
  • Preparing Small Children to be Homeschooled (Friday Jun 1, 10:30 am-11:15 am)
  • The Top Five Lessons for Homeschooling Families (Friday Jun 1, 12:30 pm-1:15 pm)
  • Showing Our Children How to Live Passionately for God's Glory (Saturday Jun 2, 11:30 am-12:15 pm)
Chad Skolny

Chad Skolny

Bio:

Chad went from substitute teacher to head principal during his career in the public school system. He has also served as principal in a parochial school. Chad is a graduate of the public school system, and his wife, Kim, is a Christian school graduate. Together, they are committed to homeschooling their own children. Chad is seeking to answer the question, "In faithfulness to the Scriptures, how do we raise and educate our children for Christ?" Chad is a speaker, author, and educator. His weekly radio broadcast has been heard in multiple states as well as internationally online, and his most recent book, 7 Commands for Happy Christian Kids, is on shelves now. For more information visit learningforchrist.wordpress.com.

Sessions:

Coming Soon

Mike Snavely

Mike Snavely

Bio:

Mike Snavely, the son of missionaries, was reared in South Africa. He and his wife Carrie were also missionaries there and home educated their 3 children. In 1995 he founded Mission Imperative, a creation-oriented ministry. An inductee into the Creation Science Hall of Fame, Mike has authored “Creation or Evolution” (curriculum), produced many DVDs, and led various seminars related to biblical origins. Mission Imperative also hosts 2 fascinating excursions. The “Southwest Safari” is a 10-day, flood-oriented trip to the UT/AZ region, while the “African Wildlife Safari” is a 16-day, creation-oriented tour to South Africa. Learn more at missionimperative.org.

Sessions:
  • "Spiders" (Friday Jun 1, 1:30 pm-2:15 pm)
  • "The Hunters and the Hunted" (Friday Jun 1, 3:30 pm-4:15 pm)
  • "The Stricken Earth" (Saturday Jun 2, 10:30 am-11:15 am)
  • "Lost Secrets of the Ancient Civilizations" (Saturday Jun 2, 1:30 pm-2:15 pm)